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Faith in Action
Every day, in a million ways, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are making the world a better place. In far reaches of the globe, and right here in our neighborhood, you’ll see that Lutherans aren’t folks who simply talk about their beliefs. We put them into action.

So make a meal to share. Have your opinion on government policy heard. Help a friend through their time of need. Here you’ll find stories that inspire and opportunities to get involved. Find out just how rewarding God’s work can be. Read more about ELCA members.

St. James is part of the wider Lutheran church called the ELCA.  It was formed in 1988 by the merging of three North American Lutheran church bodies: The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and the Lutheran Church in America.  Here are some interesting facts:

Find Out More About the ELCA
Regardless of age, race, or status in life, members of the ELCA welcome you to join this community of faith. If you’re unfamiliar with our church, some of what you learn may surprise you. We are an engaged, active body of people who put our faith in God into action — in millions of ways, all over the world. Join us.

ELCA by the Numbers
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